January 2016 Skeptical Crossword

Theme: Job Tiles and Descriptions

Featuring job titles related to the paranormal, high-falutin’ job titles found on the internet, other interesting job titles,
and sundry words for padding purposes.

by Ken Greatorex and Roy Arnott

65 grid

(click on the grid above to magnify and print off)

STANDARD CLUES

Note that actual job titles that have been used in sampled employment advertising are shown in blue italics

ACROSS:
1. Confidence trickster’s assistant; stooge [5]
9. Someone who works on an oil exploration crew [12]
10. Diviner or dowser of water or minerals [9]
13. Employ [3]
14. “Media Distribution Officer” [8]
15. “Gastronomical Hygiene Technician” [10]
17. Creative activity, such as painting, music, literature, and dance [3]
19. Evil spirit removalist [8]
22. The study and practice of fermentation of beer and wine [7]
24. Pig’s place [3]
27. Sought after property of bread, but not so much of old men [6]
29. Smear with paint or other sticky substance [4]
30. Silver’s symbol [2]
32. Second-in-command to a specific pirate in children’s fiction [4]
34. Small portable computer [6]
36. Exhibitionist [5]
37. Person authorized to draw up or certify contracts, deeds, wills, etc [6]
39. Point on the compass rose equivalent to a bearing of 67° 30′ [3] (Hint: NE is 45°)
40. “Entrance and Exit Facilitator” [7]
42. Tear [3]
44. Ore of lead [6]
46. Scrap glass for recycling [6]
48. Cause to be loved or liked [6]
50. Surprisingly Rufinus, not Francis has the job of Patron Saint of this central Italian city [6]
51. Mountain, possibly of ice [4]
53. “Guest Services Agent” [12]
55. Tough skin of certain fruit [4]
57. Seat on a horse [6]
59. Fish eggs [3]
61. (British) Ticket scalper; (American) one who sells racing tips [4]
62. Crystal ball gazer [6]
63. Joint between thigh and lower leg [4]
64. Tin’s symbol [2]
66. Enquire too inquisitively into one’s private affairs [3]
68. Month [3]
69. One whose job description is “Performer of Circumcisions” [5]
70. Charlatan (formerly a seller of patent medicines) [10]
DOWN:
1. Designated wise person [4]
2. Rein, tether [5]
3. Inclined to stereotype or discriminate against elderly people [6]
4. Illegal seizure of power [4]
5. Traditionally: one who was skilled in the paranormal arts [5]
6. One who prophesies on the basis of visions of the future [4]
7. Of repulsive appearance [4]
8. & 21 down: Paranormal principles applied liberally to architecture and design in some countries [4, 4]
11. Building which houses things of historical, scientific, artistic or cultural interest [6]
12. Novel [3]
16. Beam [3]
18. Weight of an empty vehicle or container [4]
21. See 8 down
22. Great enthusiasm for a cause [4]
23. Member of a film crew [4]
25. One whose occupation is reading tea leaves [13]
26. One who claims to have been abducted by aliens [11]
27. One who studies crop circles [11]
28. & 45 down: “Brand Ambassador, (Retail)” [4, 9]
31. & 56 down: “Waste Management and Disposal Technician” [7, 3]
33. Adult male humans [3]
35. & 52 down: “Adventure Travel Site Interpreter” [4, 5]
38. “Mixologist” [9]
41. Main constituent of chromosomes [3]
43. Liquid produced in infected tissue [3]
45. See 28 down
47. “Information Advisor” [9]
49. “Modality Managers” [6]
52. See 35 down
54. Musical instrument [4]
56. See 31 down
57. Remove surface layer from liquid [4]
58. Contradict, repudiate, gainsay [4]
60. Gem [4]
64. A worker who does not join a strike or who takes the place of another worker who is on strike [4]
65. “_ _ _ degree”; raised to a very high level [3]

CRYPTIC CLUES

ACROSS:
1. Quiet sick stooge [5]
9. Member of launch crew of V1? [12]
10. Let loose or cage men to find what is below the surface [9]
13. America takes direction to utilise [3]
14. Spread pop by ear for news spreader [8]
15. Lowest form of kitchen life [10]
17. Confused sailor provides creative work [3]
19. Confront demons with former Middle Earth goblin specialist? [8]
22. Wine is sunlight, held together by water. — Galileo Galilei
A poetic version of this study [7]
24. Porcine palace? [3]
27. Number oxidised to form a hard surface layer [6]
29. Slap on gold in sound level [4]
30. Metal found within limits of folio [2]
32. Seem confused? Hook Bosun [4]
34. One circuit with spinning device computes [6]
36. Words change for exhibitionist [5]
37. Yon rat, the lawyer [6]
39. Academic not involved in colonic irrigation provides direction [3]
40. Light weight in British Rail, but can block door [7]
42. Tear found in centre of offal [3]
44. Strong wind not applicable to source lead [6]
46. Copper, 50, rented glass scraps [6]
48. Expensive finish to make loveable [6]
50. Chez Francis [6]
51. Make mountain – note energy unit [4]
53. Into receipts sorting at check in [12]
55. Mill without gravity to leave skin [4]
57. Miserable number, the French, on horse [6]
59. Even groove components are fishy [3]
61. Where French in motorcycle race urge [4]
62. Sulphurated weeper has a ball [6]
63. Birth joint we hear [4]
64. Take opposite directions to find metal [2]
66. Odd characters at a do stick their nose in [3]
68. Might be a period [3]
69. Off cutter, but it is not cricket [5]
70. Get up, note the kitty, fraudster! [10]
DOWN:
1. Herb is wise [4]
2. Tether the French residue [5]
3. Adage is true but it contains discriminator [6]
4. Police officer carries heavy metal to strike a blow [4]
5. Taped, twisted but competent [5]
6. Move bishopric to King for one to foretell the future [4]
7. Smug lyrics contain part lacking beauty [4]
8. & 21 down: Align fine gush for qi harmony [4, 4]
11. A daughter of Zeus, with hesitation, establishes a collection [6]
12. All but S points to novel arrangement [3]
16. Its angle of incidence equals its angle of departure [3]
18. Gross – Payload [4]
21. See 8 down
22. To laze about is not consistent with this [4]
23. The King is dead. Take hold [4]
25. Camellia stem appendage prognosticator [13]
26. Exec ripener used for ET guests [11]
27. Esoteric log adjusted for paddock art assessor [11]
28. & 45 down: Counter operative to grass on accomplice [4, 9]
31. & 56 down: Spencer’s job [7, 3]
33. Users found in rest room entrance [3]
35. & 52 down: Tripper herdsman? [4, 5]
38. Joe’s job [9]
41. And changed forensic marker [3]
43. Work lacks nothing but shows sign of infection [3]
45. See 28 down
47. Marion’s job [9]
49. Florence’s jobs [6]
52. See 35 down
54. Medical specialisation at Old England makes wind [4]
56. See 31 down
57. Scrape snow gear x 1000 [4]
58. Use suede nylon, but it has scope to contradict [4]
60. Woo tells us it enhances cosmic consciousness and induces psychic and mystical visions [4]
64. Yellow element + yellow taxi = pariah [4]
65. This degree could be 360 [3]

SOLUTION

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